Best Spots To Honeymoon In The U.S.
After all of the hard work, planning and stressful decision making that went into your big day, it's time for you and your significant other to relax and get away! Looking to skip the stresses of passports and customs -or- don't have the luxury of getting 7+ days away from work and life? Consider some of these easy going honeymoon locations that are all in the USA.
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Kennebunkport, Maine is said to be the summer home of Pres. George H.W. Bush. From whale watching, sailing excursions to fine dining and shopping, this harbor town is "the place to be all year!" A quaint town that offers great relaxing beaches and a lot of sight seeing, you'll want a summer home here after visiting!
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Sun, sand, towering resort hotels, the bustling Boardwalk, the awe-inspiring Atlantic - this is one beach party you don’t want to miss. The Atlantic City, New Jersey beaches are famous, and rightly so. You and your new hubby/wifey will have plenty to do during the day and night!
St. Michaels, Maryland
St. Michaels was voted one of the best harbor towns in America by USA Today. This charming town offers a coastal feel with a small town vibe. According to their visitor's website, they offer lots of activities from historic Skipjacks, kayaking, golfing and bicycling. St. Michaels is also known for exceptional restaurants, from quaint romantic bistros to waterfront restaurants, serving fresh seafood including famous crab cakes!
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A honeymoon getaway can be surprisingly affordable when your destination is the Smoky Mountains. This cost-effective destination is also good for the soul. Whether you just have time for a weekend escape or are seeking an extended stay, you can find whatever you need for a great getaway in Sevierville, TN. From relaxing mountain views to exciting outdoor experience for the more active couple, it has it all.
Asheville, North Carolina
Asheville offers a quiet and still retreat. For the couple that wants to sit back and relax somewhere other than a beach, this is the place for you. With splendid scenery and exclusive cabins Asheville will have you relaxed and refreshed in no time.
Hot Springs, Virginia
Hot Springs is the perfect escape for the active couple. With the mountains and valleys bursting with both summer and winter activities such as horseback riding, skiing, snowboarding, zip lining and ice skating, an adventure is always within easy reach regardless of the time of year.
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You can't go wrong with this tropical paradise of Florida for your honeymoon! Clearwater provides delicious, fresh seafood, ice col drinks and sunny beaches. If you're looking to relax by the waves or live it up with the night life, this place has it all.
This charming Southern town is boosting with art, period architecture, trendy boutiques and plenty of ghost stories that are all set under a veil of Spanish moss. If you want to discover a new town that feels like you've gone back in time, Savannah is the place. Explore the historic buildings, learn about its history and relax in this quiet town.
Orange Beach, Alabama
Complete with beautiful beaches, dolphin tours and decadent dining, the scenic Orange Beach is ready to welcome honeymooners to its tropical getaway. Walk the white beaches, go deep sea fishing, and discover the southern hospitality of the Gulf Coast.
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Montana is well known for its breathtaking views and fresh mountain air. However, you may have not heard of this specific town found on my list today. The town of Greenough houses The Resort at Paws. This luxury ranch resort is located in some of the most breathtaking country in the world. With activities for all seasons, Greenough can offer finds for both the laid back and active couple. From rock climbing and hiking to spas and luxury dining, you have to check this place out.
Malibu is known for its magnificent celebrity homes and beaches, including wide and sandy Zuma Beach (a major sun magnet for locals). Honeymoon here for the private beaches, upscale dining experiences and unforgettable wine tastings. For the couple who wants a celebrity-like vacation, Malibu is the place to go.
Aspen is "a mountain playground like no other" for a reason. Saturated with culture, awe-inspiring views, and nearly 8,000 feet above sea level, this place is definitely for the dynamic and sporty couple. With an endless amount of outdoor activities and stunning landscapes, Aspen will offer an anything but ordinary adventure.
Putting this honeymoon (or just regular vacation) collection together for you guys was so much fun! So, where did you honeymoon? Do you have any tips for the upcoming newlyweds? We'd love to hear about your personal experiences.
always more to come! -Julia Maxwell